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Food

Map: Conquering the Fast Food McForce

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The McForce is one to be reckoned with (via Weather Sealed; view larger here)
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Just how saturated is America by the top 8 fast food burger chains? This map,created by Weather Sealed, illustrates the density of each chain across the nation. McDonald's--in the black--obviously dominates, but it looks like here in Southern California the market leader is Jack in the Box. Oddly enough, none of their burger offerings made our list of the top burgers in Los Angeles.

Weather Sealed, however, is looking at the burger market through a very unique geekish lens: Star Wars. McDonald's is in control--the McForce, and the other chains the rebels. But the only way for the McForce to be overtaken is for the 7 chains to band together--a scenario that Wendy, Carl, & Jack aren't likely to be in favor of.

Of course, this is all in Weather Sealed's "alternate, fast food universe." Imagine now all those chains wiped out and replaced with individually-owned burger joints that used locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients...

(h/t GOOD)